School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

Brandon D. Lundy

Associate Director, INCM PhD Program
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Math & Statistics (MS 365), Room 245
Phone: 470-578-2893


Brandon D. Lundy is an associate professor of anthropology and an associate director in the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development at Kennesaw State University. He serves as the editor of the journal Economic Anthropology and as an associate editor for the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. Dr. Lundy came to Kennesaw State University from SUNY at Buffalo where he obtained a Ph.D. in 2009 studying household livelihood strategies at the global margins in a remote village in southern Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. He also holds a Ph.D. from Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France. Dr. Lundy's MA thesis was based on countryside educational policy and discourse in Norfolk, England.

Dr. Lundy’s work focuses on sustainable livelihoods, globalization, cultural identity in Lusophone West Africa (Guinea-Bissau, Cabo Verde), ethnic cooperation and conflict (Nalú & Balanta), food security, ethnoeconomics, transnational labor migration, and entrepreneurship. From 1999 to 2001, Dr. Lundy was a U.S. Peace Corps community development volunteer in the rural farming community of São Domingos in the West African island nation of Cabo Verde. Dr. Lundy is currently a member of the Fulbright Specialist Roster (2017-2020) through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning.

Dr. Lundy's teaching interests include cultural anthropology, ethnographic field methods and praxis, economic anthropology, food and culture, anthropology of religion, and relationships between Africa and anthropology.


Edited Books

Adebayo, Akanmu G., Brandon D. Lundy, Jesse J. Benjamin, and Joseph Kingsley Adjei, eds. 2015. Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies in West and Central Africa: Beyond Right and Wrong. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Adebayo, Akanmu G., Jesse J. Benjamin, and Brandon D. Lundy, eds. 2014. Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies: Global Perspectives. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Lundy, Brandon D., ed. 2013. The Art of Anthropology / The Anthropology of Art. Knoxville, TN: Newfound Press.  

Lundy, Brandon D., and Solomon Negash, eds. 2013. Teaching Africa: A Guide to the 21st-Century Classroom. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

Lundy, Brandon D. [forthcoming 2018]. Challenging Adulthood: Changing Initiation Rites among the Balanta of Guinea-Bissau. African Studies 77(4).

Lartey, Kezia, and Brandon D. Lundy. 2017. Policy Considerations regarding the Integration of Lusophone West Africa Immigrant Populations. Border Crossing 7(1):108-121.

Lundy, Brandon D., Mark Patterson, and Alex O'Neill. 2017. Drivers and Deterrents of Entrepreneurial Enterprise in the Risk Prone Global South. Economic Anthropology 4(1):65-81.

Lundy, Brandon D., Kezia Lartey, and Raul Mendes Fernandes. 2016. The Integrity of Women in Building a Nation: The Case of Guinea-Bissau. Journal of Global Initiatives 11(1):51-68.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2016. Rïm's Unrest: Issues of Secrecy and the Multivalent Use of a Nalú Traditional Shrine Piece. African Arts 49(4):70-79.

Hayes, Sherrill, Brandon D. Lundy, and Maia Carter Hallward. 2016. Conflict-Induced Migration and the Refugee Crisis: Global and Local Perspectives from Peacebuilding and Development. Special Issue on “Addressing Contemporary Migrant and Refugee Challenges: Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Perspectives,”Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 11(3):1-7.

Lundy, Brandon D., and Akanmu Adebayo. 2016. Introduction: Sustainable Livelihoods, Conflicts, and Transformation. Special Issue on “Sustainable Livelihoods and Conflict,” Journal of Global Initiatives 10(2):1-8.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2015. Trading on the Margins: Locating Continuities of Exchange in Guinea-Bissau. African Identities 13(2):111-128.

Lopes, Jessica, and Brandon D. Lundy. 2014. Secondary Diaspora: Cape Verdean Immigration to the Southeastern United States. Southern Anthropologist 36(2):70-102.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2014. Negotiating Development: Valuation of a Guesthouse Project in Southern Guinea-Bissau. Journal of International and Global Studies 6(1):72-89.  

Lundy, Brandon D. 2014. Monitoring Conflicts of Interest: Social Conflict in Guinea-Bissau's Fisheries. In Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies: Global Perspectives, edited by Akanmu G. Adebayo, Jesse J. Benjamin, and Brandon D. Lundy. Pp. 151-165. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2013. Cabral and Freire: The Importance of Cultural Capital in Re-Building a Successful Education System in Guinea-Bissau. In Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral, edited by Firoze Manji and Bill Fletcher Jr. Pp. 365-378. Dakar: CODESRIA/Daraja Press.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2013. Disciplined Aesthetics: Fashioning Art and Anthropology. In The Art of Anthropology/The Anthropology of Art, edited by Brandon D. Lundy. Pp. 1-20. Knoxville, TN: Newfound Press.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2012. Ethnic Encounters and Everyday Economics in Kassumba, Guinea-Bissau. Ethnopolitics 11(3):235-254.  

Lundy, Brandon D. 2012. Playing the Market: How the cashew ‘commodityscape' is redefining Guinea-Bissau's countryside. Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFÉ) 34(1):33-51.   

Lundy, Brandon D. 2012. The Involution of Democracy in Lusophone West Africa. In Managing Conflicts in Africa's Democratic Transitions, edited by Akanmu G. Adebayo. Pp. 119-140, 191. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2012. Making Africa Accessible: Bringing Guinea-Bissau into the University Classroom. In Building Bridges in Anthropology: Understanding, Acting, Teaching and Theorizing, edited by Robert Shanafelt. Pp. 147-174. Knoxville, TN: Newfound Press.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2012. Spiritual Spaces, Marginal Places: The Commodification of a Nalú Sacred Grove. In Contested Economies: Global Tourism and Cultural Heritage, edited by Sarah Lyon and Christian Wells. Pp. 121-142. Lanham, MD: Altamira Press.

Lundy, Brandon D. 2011. Dearly Deported: Social Citizenship of Undocumented Minors in the US. Migration Letters 8(1):55-66.